Jul 24, 2005

Yao Restaurant and Bar

Tonight we celebrated Dad's 60th birthday and my 39th birthday at Yao Restaurant and Bar. The restaurant has a modern Chinese chic feel about it. You know you are eating in a Chinese restaurant, but you aren't hitting your head on paper lanterns; it is understated, rather than garrish. The walls are modular, so the rooms can be changed around to suit different parties and there is a HUGE flat screen projection screen on one wall, that I almost mistook for modern art.

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We enjoyed the food, especially the pan seared salmon in chili sauce and the General Tso's chicken. Connor had special fried rice (as usual) and ate it up. We had crispy spring rolls and vegetable lettuce wrap for appetizer and enjoyed them, also. We opened presents and Dad got his standard gift of shirts and I got a cool hanging "bag'o tomatoes" to grow from Connor. Both Dad and I opened our big gifts prior to the dinner (see Plus Deck 2 post).

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After dinner we adjourned to the nearest Starbucks where the adults indulged our java obsession (addiction) and Connor got his favorite vanilla milk and a Lemon Bar.

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I didn't realize that this Starbucks had a chess board available for play. Dad quickly wiped the board with Connor and Marilyn, but was at least challenged in his game with Steve.

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